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April 29, 2007

Condelezza Rice, the current US Secretary of State, has few real and substantial achievements in the Middle East. Iraq is a mess and there are no good signs that any peace talks of any kind between Israel and the Palestinians are likely in the foreseeable future.

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Jabro Stavro

An interesting article in Haaretz on land acquisition in 19th century Ireland and contemporary Palestine. Israel has been taking land from which Palestinians have been evicted. Rice says very little about the settlement enterprise in the occupied territories is the central mechanism for this land grab.

Rice says very little about the awful killing and destruction Israel caused in Lebanon, alongside the heavy price that Israel paid. One thousand Lebanese killed, thousands injured and crippled, and billions of dollars in damage for what purpose or objective?

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 5:30 PM |